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02-11-2006, 09:27 PM

February 11, 2006
Seniority Report
by Warren DeLuca

As the Texans work towards the goal of assembling a championship-caliber roster, a good place for them to find pieces of that puzzle is the Senior Bowl. This year’s Super Bowl featured several players who had once been put through their paces for the NFL brass in Mobile, Alabama. The Steelers had ten Senior Bowl alums in its starting lineup, including standouts Hines Ward, Antwaan Randle-El, Kendall Simmons, James Farrior, and Joey Porter. The Seahawks had nine, such as NFL MVP Shaun Alexander, Steve Hutchinson, Michael Boulware, and Marcus Trufant.

Neil Stratton of Inside the League was in Mobile for the Senior Bowl events again this year and shares his impressions of the week with us.

HPF: Neither Gary Kubiak nor any members of his still-developing coaching staff were in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. What kind of presence did the Texans have, and how much do you think not having Kubiak there hurt considering the power that he will have on draft day?

02-12-2006, 02:10 AM
I honestly don't know the answer to this question.

Did Kubiak have much of a staff other than Casserly and Reeves at the time of the Senior Bowl? Had Kubiak even been hired yet?

I want to say it was his first week on the job, and was still trying to get a staff together. Heck, most of our staff has just been announced in the last week, so I can understand the difficulty in them being somewhere 3 or 4 weeks ago.

02-12-2006, 08:27 AM
I would think our "staff" wasn't there, but I can't imagine our scouts not being there.

Coach C.
02-12-2006, 09:35 AM
the Texans organization had people there. they were interviewing people and getting hounded by Demario Minter's agent to pick him in the second. They said he is a bigger D-Rob, either way we had people there so dont read to much into this article.